HANDLING THE CASE LOAD

The days when buying beer meant tossing a six-pack into the cart are gone. Packaging options keep growing, and supermarkets are trying to keep up.With the key summer beer-guzzling season not far off, retailers told SN they are strategically planning resets for their shelves and cold cases -- and trying to choose the right amount of the right packaging sizes to balance consumer preferences and category

The days when buying beer meant tossing a six-pack into the cart are gone. Packaging options keep growing, and supermarkets are trying to keep up.

With the key summer beer-guzzling season not far off, retailers told SN they are strategically planning resets for their shelves and cold cases -- and trying to choose the right amount of the right packaging sizes to balance consumer preferences and category profits.

The proliferation of sizes also has them eliminating slower-moving

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